edit - definition and synonyms

 
 
verb [transitive] 

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/ˈedɪt/
present tense
I/you/we/theyedit
he/she/itedits
present participleediting
past tenseedited
past participleedited
  1. 1
    to make a book or document ready to be published by correcting the mistakes and making other changes

    Her original text has been heavily edited (=changed a lot).

    1. a.
      computing to make changes to a computer file on screen

      The program enables you to copy and edit files in the usual way.

    2. b.
      to make changes to a piece of film or a video, taking out the parts that you do not want

phrasal verbs